Selected international participants from Netherlands, Germany, Belgium and Luxembourg will present their film ideas (feature or documentaries) and compete for the chance of winning €2.000 development grant.
Selected projects for Euregion Film Pitch:
1. HANDS FULL OF STARS
Corinna C. Poetter (Producer) & Marco Gilles (Producer) | Feature Film | Coming-of-Age | Germany
1960, Totalitarian Syria. A Damaskus baker’s boy wants to become a journalist.
2. THE SOLE OF THE FLYING HERON
Orkan Bayram (Producer) | Documentary | Germany
Three pilgrims seek spiritual transcendence by visiting Islamic Javanese saints' and ancestor’s tombs; through their 1300km journey, they discover a country stuck between traditions and high-speed capitalism.
3. SEARCH YEAR
Joris Koptop Nioky (Producer) | Documentary | The Netherlands
Performance artist Lingyun Cao is given a year to find a job or else he needs to leave the Netherlands.
Next to that, the participants of the CineSud ScriptLab 2020 & 2021 will pitch their script that they have been developing in ScriptLab during the year with the aim to present their project to producers and to win €500.
Selected projects for Script Pitch:
Wout-Peter Malestein (Writer) & Aydin Dehzad (Producer, Kaliber Film)
Months after the disappearance of his daughter Miriam, Jacob learns that she has died. The only thing left of her to bury is a bone fragment. Jacob experiences a crisis-of-faith and is confronted to the tight-knit Christian community he lives in.
2. SAME SAME BUT DIFFERENT
Vera Ketelaars (Writer) & Marc Pötgens (Writer)
Nina's partner breaks off their relationship at the beginning of their backpacking trip through Asia. Nina tries to make it through the trip alone and learns through trial and error to transform her vulnerability into strength.
3. THE LAST HORIZON
Marleen van der Werf (Writer) & Misja Pekel (Writer)
Elsie (9) goes on an adventurous road trip with a fish in a bowl and Grandpa's ashes in an urn.The journey through the Dutch landscape reflects her inner journey.
Jury: producer Peter De Maegd (Belgium), producer Anita Elsani (Germany), producer Paul Thiltges (Luxembourg).